Course: Strength and Fail­ure of Struc­tural Ma­ter­i­als


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Niendorf

Learn­ing ob­ject­ives

  • Basic knowledge of the most important failure mechanisms of structural materials and corresponding design specifications


  • Overview of the most important failure phenomena
  • Fundamentals of elasticity theory
  • Residual stresses
  • Material resistance variables for important stress cases
  • Relationship between microstructure and strength
  • Treatment of notch-free, notched, cracked and residual stress components
  • Introduction to fracture mechanics


  • On Mondays, 10-12 am, room 0105, Systembau 1, Moritzstr. 25-31
  • On Fridays, 8-10 am, lecture hall 4, Arnold-Bode-Str. 12

In­form­a­tion and doc­u­ment­a­tion

  • All information and documents will be published this semester via Moodle ( Students who have registered in HIS by April 3, 2022 will receive the registration key for this course by mail on April 4, 2022.

This course will be held in Ger­man.